Beach Pebbles Or Knot? by VoluntaryRanger


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Another upload from my day birdwatching on Walney Island,Cumbria.I found a high tide roost of Knot, a medium sized wader and always a joy to watch.In winter plumage at a distance they are hard to see amongst the beach pebbles.
Indeed,I didn’t realise how many were in shot until I processed the image,shot with a Sony A350 DSLR and Sigma 150-500 zoom (handheld) .
Click on the image to view large and see how many you think you can see all or part of.
Single RAW tonemapped in Photomatixc


knot, red knot, shorebird, high tide roost, wader, walney island, cumbria

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    cool shot

  • Thanks Ray

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    In the words (?) of the immortal Alastair Sim. hahaha, heeheeheehee, hohohohohoho. Many things come to mind, not least of which is Hamlet’s soliloquy, but we’ll let that unravel in its own time. Another alternate title ~ The Untied Kingdom. Bah, humbug, you say. Why does this woman go on so? Well, all this is in aid of my basic comment which is This Is A Terrific Shot! I love these sweeties in camouflage mode. I can see why their numbers were obscured by their numbers.

  •’ll do then?

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    What a beautiful capture this is adore how the birds blend in to the pebbles. Great capture

  • Thanks Karen.I am enjoying the new lens.I shall bore RB with birds for the rest of the year.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Cool title and wonderful capture!

  • Thanks Swaby

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • KBritt
    KBrittover 1 year ago

    Not – and wonderfully not!! Excellent! ~kim

  • Lol,thanks Kim.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    They have wonderful camouflage colours Jamie – great capture !

  • Cheers Roy,and did you count them all?

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Let me think….

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 1 year ago


  • I like the one that is yawning.Thanks for all the lovely comments.

    – VoluntaryRanger

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